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About thewineraconteur

A non-technical wine writer, who enjoys the moment with the wine, as much as the wine. Twitter.com/WineRaconteur Instagram/thewineraconteur Facebook/ The Wine Raconteur

January 2021 Wine Club Selections

Venturing out in to the real world is quite a bother, unless I am planning on stopping by The Fine Wine Source either to pick up the monthly club selections or to pick up some other wines.  There is just … Continue reading

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Two from Marqués de Murrier

With all that is going on, and since so many places have been shut down, if I can I try to make it a point to stop at my local wine shop to help in my small way at The … Continue reading

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Mad Dogs and Englishman Go Out in the Midday Sun

With apologies to Noel Coward “Mad Michiganders go out in the Midday Frost.” Yankee ingenuity and the need to keep a business afloat and to allow people to make a modicum of a living has created a unique situation in … Continue reading

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Two More Christmas Gifts

“Taking coal to Newcastle” is the classic expression for redundancy and some may say that is like buying me a bottle of wine.  Au contraire.  Actually, I really appreciate anyone and any gift, because it means that someone has to … Continue reading

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A Couple of Christmas Gifts

I some how have just given up, ever trying to keep the articles in a somewhat chronological manner, I am just not that organized.  It is hardly because I am unappreciative, it is just keeping the articles rolling, is sometimes … Continue reading

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Two Very Quiet Dinners

This past year as I presume most have notice has been a very strange one in the annals of mankind.  The lockdowns have culminated into family holidays with no family.  I think that is what the warden here was hoping … Continue reading

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Winter Dining in Michigan

We recently went out to eat with friends at a restaurant, now before you say that one cannot eat in a restaurant in Michigan, our harridan has allowed outside dining, and the dining area can be enclosed, but it must … Continue reading

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El Ixsir Cuvée X’eme Anniversaire Red NV

It was Christmas Day 2020 and it was just like the rest of the year, following the longest “15 Day Lockdown” known to man.  My Bride had lectored at her church as usual, at the 9:00 AM mass, but it … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Dinner

By the time that you read this, we will all be safely past the hectic moments of the Christmas and New Year’s.  We will still have lots of other craziness, but that is life I guess, especially when government intrudes, … Continue reading

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2021

We wish everyone a Happy New Year and a blessed 2021.  I am not a gushing type of guy, and I am not really acerbic, maybe somewhere in the middle.  I think of two pieces of art, one we tried … Continue reading

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